The short-form week of 6–12 Apr 2009

13 Apr 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 43 messages in 40 conversations.

This document was created automatically from my archive of my Twitter stream. Due to limitations in the Twitter API and occasional glitches in my archiving system, it may not be 100% complete.

Monday at 06:24pm

Sarah Milstein announces the—@ndw

Monday at 06:26pm

Sarah Milstein announces the #bsec09 hashtag in her Twitter for the Enterprise? talk—@ndw

Monday at 06:26pm

Ha! Bitten by the hash in my command line tweet/dent client.—@ndw

Monday at 08:36pm

Off to the #bsec09 BBQ—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:42pm

Working on"The Twitter Book" with @SarahM It's looking really good, moving along quickly.—@timoreilly
@timoreilly @SarahM's presentation on twitter at #bsec09 yesterday was very good.—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:53pm

RT Follow @Drobo to win a free DroboPro!—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:43am

The redeye seemed like a bad idea so I opted for the 6:10a departure instead. Now getting up a 3:30, I'm not really sure I chose wisely.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:48am

A year ago, give or take, I picked hg for decentralized version control. Now all my friends are using git. #humbug—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:52am

@ndw You're not alone. Mozilla, JDK & python all use hg. It's not a bad thing.—@happygiraffe
@happygiraffe Yeah. I'm not unhappy with hg, I just remember that it was a coin toss when I picked it.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:37am

Gmail on the iPhone seems to have received a face lift. Clever but maybe a bit distracting? Not after I get used to it I suppose.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:42pm

_It's not Straight Marriage. It's not Gay Marriage. It's just Marriage. A state-sponsored contract that morons enter into.—@terrisCA
@terrisCA *chuckle*—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:24pm

Appropriate attire departing PHX not so appropriate arriving BDL. Go figure.—@ndw

Thursday at 08:37am

discovering that cryptic 'to do' notes left on one's desk long enough eventually become incomprehensible and can be discarded.—@ndw

Thursday at 08:59am

@ldodds brain-subscribe broken? Looks like there's an injected pr0n host...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 11:52am

Holy $#@! AMC is making The Prisoner as a modern miniseries. How cool is that?—@ndw
@ndw I'm skeptical about remakes - think "The Day The Earth Stood Still" - but the team doing the new "Prisoner" seems respectful...—@geoffarnold
@geoffarnold Yes, I think a straight-up remake would be pointless, but reinterpreting the characters in the 21st century could be cool—@ndw
@ndw I am not a number!—@peteaven
@peteaven Be seeing you, Pete—@ndw

Thursday at 01:13pm

Jump scroll in TweetDeck drove me away again—@ndw

Thursday at 01:36pm

Rebranding pointers into FOAF files as "Web IDs", Really? I guess if it catches on, but... Really? Really?—@ndw

Thursday at 01:48pm

@shudson310 It's an http: URI so it's, you know, useful.—@ndw

Thursday at 03:02pm

NSA and cyber security from Wired. Well said.—@ndw

Thursday at 03:43pm

Oh, crap in a hat. I forgot to submit my expenses for XML Prague. Anyone remember what I spent and where?—@ndw

Thursday at 03:46pm

Dear iTunes, plz index music where I put it. Don't copy, move, change, organize or any thing else. Just build a freaking index, k?—@ndw

Thursday at 03:56pm

Laser graffiti. Is this real? I have a hard time imagining having control that fine at that distance.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:34am

dammit, they were not thinking it is later - they were just late!—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman do u know if there is a generic dynamic error code (e.g. for p:error)—@cutlass
@cutlass There's err:XD0030 for "step failed".—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:42am

Looking forwards to new Red Dwarf episodes today/Sat/Sun (in UK) on Dave at 9pm.—@abcoates
@abcoates Cool. Same cast for Red Dwarf?—@ndw

Friday at 03:15pm

Alabama congressman says 17 of his colleagues are socialists. Yeah? So?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:28pm

If Google had a bank... their web site wouldn't tell you that you can't search amongst transactions older than 3 months.—@avernet
@avernet All true. But it would also be marked "beta" and might disappear without notice—@ndw

Friday at 09:18pm

Harper's Island (by DVR, naturally): about what I expected. Pass.—@ndw

Saturday at 07:26am

Sorting through 28,119 xproc traces for my #balisage paper—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 08:08am

Is it just me or do people intuitively distrust websites for software featuring pictures of people in suits looking dynamic?—@tommorris
@tommorris It's not just you.—@ndw

Saturday at 08:30am

Bleh. Generated XML with printf statements and got some of the quotes wrong. My bad.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:13pm

Regret I didn't choose an efficient method to slurp up 19k XML files. I thought it would be OK to spin up the JVM that many times? Really?—@ndw

Saturday at 12:21pm

@abcoates No, ran some errands, only about 7500 left. :-(—@ndw

Saturday at 01:40pm

Ask MarkLogic Server to find the distinct values among a few 100K and it just hands all 33 back a fraction of a second later.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:31pm

Yeah - taxes completed and mailed. Why is the tax code so complicated? killed at least 1 tree printing all the required forms!—@harveybetty
@harveybetty It's complicated to keep the rich rich, of course.—@ndw

Saturday at 08:57pm

"Better off Ted" is pitch perfect.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 01:00pm

You know your place isn't that big when you can vacuum it all without switching outlets...—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Or maybe you have a 200 foot extension cord?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:59pm

Oh dear $DEITY! Please pardon me while I barf on my shoes. For pity's sake, people...—@ndw
@ndw It's not confined to the USA—@tug
@tug Yeah, I had seen that too. Fucking scary shit.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:29pm

Just wondering how document formats managed to rise to the level of 'national security and soverenity'. No one cared for decades.—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan I suppose it's a success of kinds for structured markup -- though maybe, not as we know it ;-)—@al3xbrown
@al3xbrown I think everyone has lost sight of the goal. Can I has my SGML back? Plz? Kthxbai—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan All your SGML are belong to us.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:47pm

@fiberartisan <seriously>Does anybody miss *anything* about SGML?</>—@al3xbrown
@al3xbrown No, not really.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:16pm

27,961 XML Calabash traces loaded: 13,555 pipelines, 393 of which aborted with dynamic errors. Tomorrow: data mining.—@ndw